Vegan Rose-Rice Pudding in Instant Pot

Hello Friends,
         Kojagiri Purnima is around the corner and to celebrate this kojagiri Purnima prepare

this delicious rice kheer(Pudding). Kojagiri Purnima is the harvest festival celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashvin(Sept or Oct). There is a tradition of preparing masala milk, varieties of kheer(pudding) on Kojagiri Purnima. There is a ritual that, the night of Kojagiri Purnima masala milk, kheer is kept under the moonlight throughout the night, and the next day the milk and kheer are distributed as prasad.
         Rice puddings are found in nearly every area of the world. Recipes can greatly vary even within a single country. There are two basic ways to make this creamy dessert that is, baking and boiling. I found making rice pudding in instant pot(boiling method) is very easy. Over the weekend my husbands some friends came to meet us. So for them, I wanted to make a dessert, and one of his friends follows a vegan diet, so I came up with this delicious, creamy vegan rice pudding. Its loaded with coconut milk, rose flavor and has a sweetness of jaggery. This dessert is so nutritious, and it's best to eat as breakfast, as a dessert.
            It is also a good option if you're following a gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diet. This recipe covers approx. 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. The addition of coconut milk and jaggery to sabudana kheer adds the protein and iron content, making it a more nutritious dish.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.

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  1. Basmati Rice 1 cup
  2. Coconut milk (or almond milk) 1 tin + ½ cup
  3. Water 1 cup
  4. Jaggery ½ cup (Brown Sugar)
  5. Rose essence ½ Tsp
  6. Salt 1 pinch
  7. Dry fruits 2 Tbsp, chopped(almonds, cashews, pistachios, and raisins)


  1. Press saute function of instant pot and add coconut oil.
  2. Now, add washed rice, coconut milk, water, salt, chopped dry fruits, and rose essence and mix all well.
  3. Close the lid and place the vent on sealing position and turn off saute function.
  4. Turn on porridge function and cook for 20 minutes and then NPR.
  5. Now, turn on saute mode and add jaggery and mix well.
  6. Add ½ cup of coconut milk and cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Here, creamy, vegan Rice pudding or kheer is ready to serve.
  8. Garnish with chopped pistachios and serve hot or chilled. Enjoy!!!

My Take:

  1. You may replace coconut milk and oil by adding cow's milk and ghee respectively.
  2. You may add cardamom powder/ nutmeg/cinnamon to flavor the pudding or kheer instead of rose essence.
  3. You may cook the rice using manual mode for 20 minutes.
  4. Instead of jaggery, you can add sugar or condensed milk too.

Dietary Comments:

Based on a 2000 calorie diet. It makes 9 servings.
Per serving contains 140 calories, along with carbohydrates - 19 g, fats - 5.44 g, proteins - 2.5 g. 

Health Benefits of Rice Kheer / Rice Pudding:

  1. It provides instant energy, as it is high in carbohydrates.
  2. It helps to prevent constipation, by activating digestive enzymes, which helps in digestion of food.
  3. It helps to flush out toxins from the body, it acts as a detox.
  4. Purifies blood - jaggery has the ability to purify the blood. When consumed on a regular basis and in limited quantities, it cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy.
  5. Anemia - Jaggery is rich in iron and folate which help prevent anemia by ensuring that a normal level of red blood cells is maintained. This is especially beneficial for pregnant women.
  6. Boost Immunity - It is loaded with antioxidants and minerals which helps to protect against infection.
  7. Coconut milk nourishes the digestive lining due to its electrolytes and healthy fats, improving gut health and preventing conditions like IBS.
Good Time To Eat:
           It's good to eat rice pudding as a dessert or for breakfast and lunch.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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